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THE GRAND ISLAND GAME
When our team left for Grand Island we all experienced the effect of fearful forebodings. We were greatly relieved, in fact proud, when we found out how misplaced our fears had been. Our men played their usual good, clean game, or probably a little better than usual. Not so their opponents. It was during a very critical and hopeful moment that Captain Long was struck unconscious by one of the Grand Island men. Long was only a short distance from the goal when the accident occurred. The Peru team had another disadvantage with which to contend since they made the trip the same day that the game was played, and it’s a “right smart walk” out there. Taking everything into consideration, it seems the Baptists have nothing to boast over, if they did get two touch-downs.
By the way, have you seen that big tall Dutchman? Oh! yes, you saw him in the other football games. Well, lie played in this one and played it right. Kohler never saw a football game until he came to Peru, but the way he rammed his head into that other center’s solar plexus was something scandalous. lie became mighty efficient at this business before the season was over.
Andrews was there with about one hundred eighty-five pounds, also. There is no yellow streak in Andv. Why, lie had just finished knocking the socks off of football players when he left school to face matri—but you know all about that.
THE COTNER GAME
We didn’t do a thing to Cotner but take revenge, for last year’s defeat, by beating them 27-7. To start off the thing let us recall the first quarter. You remember the time and the place. It was about four minutes after the first whistle that Wab, the little fat man, was standing all unguarded and Long “slipped” him the ball. You recall how lie ran those sixty yards and planted the ball behind the goal posts just to show them how easily it could be done. We didn't want any more that half because it was too hard on the men to run so far before they were warmed. The third quarter brought us another counter and the last brought two. Just imagine, if you can. what the score would have been were the game divided into fifty parts!
McLean was “acting up” at center in this game. Mac came to us as a veteran, having played four years on the Fairbury High School team. He was the size and sinew which made us expect great things from him. lie proved to be a tower of strength and an immovable lineman. All hail Me—Lean, the present Hercules.
Ganzcl is another of our men who is “there and over.” Gan came to 11s from Wesleyan where he had worked with the football team. In the Cotner game he proceeded to
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out the rest of the season. This accident was a great disappointment to everyone as we had expected wonderful work from Tige.
Huston, too, showed up well in this game as he had in the Tarkio game. His experience as a basketball player seems to have made him especially adapted to handling the air-filled egg.
THE DOANE GAME
This battle was preceded by a rally during the chapel period. It was at this time that Prof. Smith gave his famous oration upon “The Flood.” It was a speech of wonderful organization and will, no doubt, be handed down to posterity. We are sorry to say, it has not been added to the curriculum of our educational institutions.
From the standpoint of entertainment, the Doanc game easily heads the list. It was interesting from a football standpoint and a decided novelty to almost everyone present. The cause of the extreme amusement was the condition of the athletic field. The mud was about two inches deep, and in many places there were pools of water. This disagreeable circumstance did not seem to affect the men, however, as each one took his position and made an effort to start as soon as the ball was snapped.
The. third quarter was the one in which our hopes were brought to the highest pitch. The first half had been featured only by straight football and mud throwing. During the third quarter, however, Jones began to call for shift-plays and a march was made across that field, equal in fame to that of General Sherman. It did not end quite so satisfactory, though, as we did not win the war bv it. Nevertheless, we gave Doane a scare from which they have not yet recovered.
It was during this game that Reeves distinguished himself. Especially should he be given credit for his defensive work. He was always ready to start and when he hit, the other fellow was always the sufferer. Huffman also played a great game, but that was nothing unusual for him. He was always the same and never failed his teammates when they expected something from him. On the kickoff, it was nothing out of the ordinary to see Huffman tackle the man before he had started with the ball and when it came to charging, he was ecpial to a war horse.
The last quarter brought no change in the score.
However, we were highly complimented, indirectly, by the visitors, since they became very conceited over the fact that they had held us to a no-score game.
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show the bull-dogs how to get down the field for punts and passes. 11 is exhibition didn’t cease with the Cotner game, but on the contrary, it was really the blooming of the bud, as he kept this good work up during the rest of the season.
THE KEARNEY GAME
Out to Kearney,
The State’s desert land,
Went our football team And the Peru Normal Band.
The mere recollection of the Kearney game is sufficient to bring tears to the eyes of all Peruvians, and especially to those who suffered the torture of witnessing the game. If ever curses of the Gods were called down upon a people it was done by the Peru visitors at Kearney.
The welcome we received was all we could ask, but that with the treatment during the game reminded us of the wolf in the story of Little Red Ridinghood. It is not our policy to attempt to explain our defeat by unfair play, but our desire for the truth makes it necessary to record the bad decisions of the referee which alone were the cause of Kearney’s victory. It is to be regretted that the Kearney athletic people used such poor judgment in the selection of an arbiter. To make a record of the game makes us blush with a sense of disgrace because we have this sister school, in name, who is guilty of such a deed.
The Kearney team won by one touch-down, which would not have been a bad defeat, if we had not had the referee to play against in addition to the team. The Kearney Coach very graciously complimented our team and especially mentioned Haney, Ralston, Sandberg and Captain Long. He gave Haney credit for being the best tackle that had ever played on the Kearney field. It was very readily believed by those who had seen him play. On the tackle around play he got through for his distance every time. Pat has been elected Captain for 1915. We believe him worthy of the honor and know he is equal to the position.
Captain Long and Sandberg, according to the Kearney Coach, should be classed with Johnson of Wesleyan, and this is no mean compliment. We quite agree with the Coach and what gives 11s great pleasure is the fact that these two • great half-backs will, in all probability, c with us next year.
THE YORK GAME
Being a very conscientious people, we pause to consider before criticizing this game. All those who witnessed the game felt as if we were taking candy
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